The FCC rule requiring cable systems to carry all local broadcast television signals in their markets. Also, the stations carried under the rule, commonly called "must-carries".
The legal obligation of cable companies to provide local TV channels' analog or digital broadcasts. A thorny issue is still being decided, which TV program "must" the cable company carry if a TV station is multicasting, say, four programs
Also known as "retransmission." Under the 1992 Cable Act, a cable system must carry signals of both commercial and noncommercial television broadcast stations that are "local" to the area served by the cable system.
(See Cable Act of 1992).
A 1992 Cable Act term requiring a cable system to carry signals of both commercial and noncommercial television broadcast stations that are "local" to the area served by the cable system.
This refers to the legal obligation of cable companies to carry analog or digital signals of over-the-air local broadcasters.
In cable television, governments apply a must-carry regulation stating that locally-licensed television stations must be carried on a cable provider's system.